Regions Bank Building (Mobile)

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Regions Bank Building
56 St. Joseph Street Mobile AL 01.JPG
General information
Type Office
Location 56 Saint Joseph Street, Mobile, Alabama
Coordinates 30°41′35.01″N 88°2′31.68″W / 30.6930583°N 88.0421333°W / 30.6930583; -88.0421333Coordinates: 30°41′35.01″N 88°2′31.68″W / 30.6930583°N 88.0421333°W / 30.6930583; -88.0421333
Construction started 1928
Completed 1929
Opening 1929
Roof 120 feet (37 m)
Technical details
Floor count 18
Lifts/elevators 5
Design and construction
Architect Graham, Anderson, Probst & White
Developer Merchants National Bank

The Regions Bank Building, previously known as the Merchants National Bank Building and the First Alabama Bank Building,[1] is a high-rise in the U.S. city of Mobile, Alabama. Completed in 1929, the building rises 236 feet (72 m) and 18 stories.[2] Upon its completion, the Merchants National Bank Building became the tallest building in Mobile, the seventh-tallest building in the state of Alabama, and the tallest skyscraper in the state outside Birmingham. The building remained the tallest in the city until the completion of the RSA–BankTrust Building in 1965.[1] The Regions Bank Building now stands as the 6th-tallest building in Mobile.

The Regions Bank Building, designed by Chicago-based architectural firm Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, is an example of Art Deco architecture. It has a distinctive copper-plated pyramidal roof structure; the height to the base of the pyramid is 190 feet (58 m).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Regions Bank Building". Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Regions Bank Building". Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
Preceded by
Van Antwerp Building
Tallest Building in Mobile
Succeeded by
RSA–BankTrust Building